Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education Master's Degree Child and Family Studies
Mrs. Heather Morton
Let me introduce myself to you! I have been teaching in NC for over 26 years. I attended Appalachian State University and then went on to obtain my Master's degree from UNC-Charlotte. My philosophy of teaching is that you need to focus on the whole child, not just parts such as reading, math, etc. If we do not focus on all aspects of a child's development, then he/she will never be successful in other areas. One way to accomplish this goal is by creating a partnership with the families in my classroom. You are your child's first and most important teacher. By working together in a collaborative manner, we can ensure that your child will reach his/her fullest potential.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family! I have an eighteen-year-old daughter that has just started at the community college! My husband works in IT in Cary, NC. We enjoy traveling in our spare time. The beach is one of our favorite spots!
I look forward to getting to know each of you this year!
If you would like to purchase items for our classroom, please click on the link provided by Mrs. Heather Morton's Amazon Wish List.
DonorsChoose Project that helps our classroom. Please access my teacher page.
- To enter the school, you MUST bring a VALID Driver’s License to scan into the computer system
before you can check your child out of school or enter the building.
- It will record the number of times that you are entering and leaving the
- When your child is absent/late, due to a doctor’s appointment you must send a Doctor’s note with the following information:
- Child’s Name
- Teacher's Name
- Date of absence(s)
- Reason for absence
- Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours without the assistance of fever-reducing medication.
- If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, do not send them to school. Your child must be free of these symptoms for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
Kindergarten Supply List
1 pair of Safety Scissors
24 Glue Sticks
3 packs of 24 Crayola crayons
1 box of black dry erase markers
1 pencil box (no bags!)
1 pack of Ticonderoga Pencils (this brand is the best for sharpening)
1 plain white t-shirt (one size bigger-needs to be able to be worn at the end of the year)
A set of extra clothes (all labeled with your child's name) in a clear Ziploc bag with their name.
Wish List Items
Amazon Gift Cards (to purchase classroom supplies)
Ziploc bags of all sizes
White and Colored Copy Paper
White and Colored Cardstock Paper
Color Expo Markers
Juices boxes and extra snacks
Mrs. Morton’s Kindergarten Schedule
8:25–8:55 Arrival (unpack, bathroom, quiet centers, manipulatives)
9:00-9:10 Morning Meeting (greeting, sharing, activity)
9:10–9:50 Reading (Fundations, Heggerty)
1:55 – 2:40 Enrichment Classes
3:15 – 3:45 Social Studies/Science
Tuesday-PE-must wear tennis shoes!
Thursday-Media (books are due on Wednesday)
Friday-PE-must wear tennis shoes!
At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.
We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch.